“I laughed, I cried, I did the awkward laugh-cry, I ran around my home, and I have settled on smiling to myself from the couch.” So read one of many postings with the hashtag #Brown2021 to appear on Twitter after applicants for the class of 2021 learned their fate on the undergraduate admission website on March 30. “Bear-y excited to be attending my dream school!” read another.
A record 32,724 students applied to Brown this year, up from 32,390 for the class of 2020. In the end, 695 were accepted under the early decision program and another 2,027 were granted admission in March, for a total pool of 2,722. This reflects an 8.3 percent admit rate.
Fifty states and 77 nations are represented. Other notable characteristics:
40% identify as students of color
97% are in the top 10 percent of their high school class
64% intend to apply for financial aid
62% attend public high schools
TOP FIVE STATES
California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida
TOP FIVE NON-U.S. COUNTRIES
India, China, the UK, Canada, Singapore
TOP 10 INTENDED CONCENTRATIONS
engineering; biology; biochemistry; computer science; economics; political science; business, entrepreneurship, and organizations; English; math; neuroscience